Courses Invited Speakers

Courses Invited Speakers


ISPN 2018 will include a pre-meeting program on Sunday, October 7, 2018 that will be wrapped up in two very interesting topics:

1. Updates in pediatric neurosurgery

2. Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Neurosurgery


"Updates in pediatric neurosurgery" invited speakers

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Dr. Frederic A.Boop, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA

Sunday, October 7, 2018; 11:00-11:30
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The approach to pediatric ependymomas: what have we changed in the last 10 years

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Dr. Eduardo Santamaria Carvalhal Ribas1- University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2 - Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil

Sunday, October 7, 2018 09:30-10:00
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Posterior fossa anatomy

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Pr. Giuseppe Cinalli, Santobono-Pausilipon Children's Hospital, Italy

Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:30-12:00

Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Chiari malformation: Myth and evidence

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Pr. Concezio Di Rocco, The International Neuroscience Institute (INI), Germany

Sunday, October 7, 2018 16:30-17:00
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric craniopharyngiomas: a balanced view

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Dr. James M. DrakeThe Hospital for Sick Children, Canada 

Sunday, October 7, 2018 14:30-15:00
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric hydrocephalus: what we have learned over the past 20 year

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Pr. Richard G. EllenbogenSeattle Children's Hospital

Sunday, October 7, 2018 16:00-16:30
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The approach to Pineal tumors: what have we changed in the last 10 years

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Dr. Thomas MerchantSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA

Sunday, October 7, 2018 14:00-14:30
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

When is Proton Beam justified in pediatric neuro-oncology

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Dr. Roger Packer, Children's National Health System, USA

Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:00-10:30
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

New advances in the treatment of Pediatric Low-grade astro-glial tumors

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Pr. Guilherme Carvalhal RibasHospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil

Sunday, October 7, 2018 09:00-09:30
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Ventricular Anatomy

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Pr. Paul SteinbokThe University of British Columbia, Canada

Sunday, October 7, 2018 13:00-13:30
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical treatment of spasticity: SDR and baclofen pumps. 


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Dr. Howard WeinerTexas Children's Hospital, USA

Sunday, October 7, 2018 15:30-16:00
Updates in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric epilepsy surgery: When and how


"Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Pediatric Neurosurgery" invited speakers

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Dr Sandip ChatterjeePark Clinic Kolkata
Sunday, October 7, 2018 16:05-16:20

Surgical applications: Kolkata experience

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Dr Vedran Deletis

Sunday, October 7, 2018 15:30-15:50

Essentials of spinal cord IONM (MEPs, D-wave, dorsal column mapping, motor mapping)

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​Dr Isabel Fernandez-Conejero
Sunday, October 7, 2018 14:10-14:30

Essentials of brainstem and cranial nerve IONM (free running EMG, corticobulbar MEPs, brainstem mapping)
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​Prof Anthony Figaji

Sunday, October 7, 2018 17:05-17:20

IONM in SDR 


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Dr ​Eelco Hoving

Sunday, October 7, 2018 16:50-17:05

Surgical applications:  Groningen experience

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Dr ​Muna Jubran

Sunday, October 7, 2018 13:10-13:30


Essentials of supratentorial IONM (phase reversal, cortical vs TES MEPs, cortical/subcortical mapping)

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Dr Akiva Korn
Sunday, October 7, 2018 13:30-13:45

Surgical applications: Tel-Aviv experience 

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Dr Karl Kothbauer
Sunday, October 7, 2018 15:50-16:05

Surgical applications: New York/Lucerne experience 

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Dr Nobuhito MorotaDivision of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Kitasato University
Sunday, October 7, 2018 14:30-14:50

Surgical applications: Tokyo experience 

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Prof Dachlin Pang, Northern California Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Sunday, October 7, 2018 16:30-16:50

Intraoperative neurophysiology for Secondary Neurulation malformations (congenital lesions involving the conus)
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Prof Francesco Sala

Sunday, October 7, 2018 17:30-17:50

Global IONM in global Pediatric Neurosurgery: Which might be the ISPN perspective? 



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